Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Saison DupontSaison Dupont
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Belgium
brasserie-dupont.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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Ratings:
4,164
Reviews:
1,609
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
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Photo of plaidowl
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A classic aroma of bread and straw, with a malty flavor that has a sensation of citrus rind (with hints of sour acid) and a firm bitter finish, one that fades quickly. What sticks around is the head, composed of a thick, lush foam. Topping this hazy, golden brew, streaming with carbonation (the cork shot off the bottle!), it really is a beautiful beer. This beer invites quaffing, so you will likely end up with a bed of foam on the bottom of your glass.

I drank it with a light alfredo pasta, but this is a widely drinkable beer, with a flavor that could fit a wide variety of food pairings. It is a solid choice.

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Photo of admiral
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A fantastic, classic beer that is truly worthy of it's great reputation.

Taste; clove, banana, spice and bubblegum with notes of white wine are the flavours that were predominate on the palate

Love the bottle with it's wine size and cork - an excellent beer to share with friends or someone special. Only slight criticism is it's lack of big aroma but everything else is brilliant and more than makes up for it

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Photo of Satchboogie
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle (2010) poured into a tulip glass

A: A fairly easy pour leads to a massive 3 finger white frothy head. Light golden yellow, hazy as hell, leaves a ton of lacing.

S: Belgian funk, pale pilsner malt, a little citrus (lemon), white grape skin.

T: Lots of nice Belgian yeast character: a good bit of funk, some lemon, grape-skin, touch of spiciness, hint of grass. Hoppier than I was expecting. Light pislner malt with a little crystal sugar rounds out the middle to a dry, crisp finish with a little bitterness and lingering lemon zest, grass, and stale bread.

M: Light bodied, fairly high carbonation, smooth, dry, with a crisp finish. Leaves some lingering bitterness.

O: A great saison that is has a good deal of complexity and balance with a really light and pleasant taste and crisp mouthfeel. As easy drinking as it gets.

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Photo of jrdawg
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RoyalT
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This Saison is a thing of beauty. The head rose up nicely on an easy pour, showed great retention, and even left some lacing as I drank it down. It was white as the driven snow. The body itself was that thick, slightly orange yellow that I’ve come to know and love.

Smell – This has some of the farm funk to it, but it’s really quite balanced. There’s a nice, easy yeast that soothes the nostrils. The spicing is actually more like a Tripel.

Taste – Ah, yes, quite the delicacy. The farmhouse character comes out a bit more at the taste, but it’s still balanced with yeast. The spices are powdery and very strong, again much like a Tripel or BSPA. The white pepper is prominent here.

Mouthfeel – This Saison is medium-bodied and very fluffy in the cheeks due to the wonderful carbonation. There’s a slight bit of drying at the end but it is super smooth.

Drinkability – Some Saisons can be tough to session, but this one is very smooth and went down quite well. It was one of the more drinkable examples of the style that I’ve had.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of skybluewater
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky golden color, with yeast floating in it. There's a huge head that lasts forever and leaves quite a bit of lace. Smells quite funky, with a fresh Belgian ale scent. Tastes rather like a Duvel, but not as "full" a mouthfeel, with more spice (pepper). It's also a bit sour, which is actually nice.

Overall, this is a darn good beer, although it might be better for the warmer months. The only drawback is the price: $5 for a 12.7 oz bottle!

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Photo of merlin48
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle pours a hazy, golden yellow, with a white head that is surprisingly short, but has excellent retention and leaves respectable patches of lace. Aroma is overripe bananas in the beginning, with an idyllic grassy meadow and earthy farmyard in the background. Citrusy pineapple comes on strong toward the end. Mouthfeel is fizzy and smooth. Taste is pleasantly complex, with citrus fruits like pineapple and mandarin orange in the leading role. Tart and sweet/dry, with some rock candy sweetness balanced by some floral hoppiness, and the earthy yeastiness. Pale malts hold everything together for a very pleasant experience.
This is a highly enjoyable Belgian Saison. I regret that I didn't buy as many of these as my wallet could have spared. I look forward to having some more of these farmhouse Belgian ales.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep and cloudy golden yellow with some sediment and lots of rising bubbles. Huge six finger white head settles into a good finger of foam. Lots of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Big aroma of Belgian yeast with lots of cloves and citrus fruits. Hints of lemon, pear, banana, apple, and a little grapefruit. Also a hint of peppers. Pretty forward with the fruits. Smells fairly sweet.

Taste: Big taste of citrus fruits with a solid backbone of spicy Belgian yeast, cloves, and pepper. Notes of banana, apple, pear, lemon, mango, and grapefruit. Fruits are rich and start out kind of sweet and tart but start to dry out towards the finish. Spices blend in well. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a carbonation on the higher side. Very fruity and spicy. Starts sweet and finishes moderately dry.

Overall: A very solid Saison. Pretty fruity but there is a good balance between the sweetness and dryness.

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Photo of acurtis
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Corked popped off and almost dented my ceiling. Cork says "2.008". Poured a lively cloudy yellow straw color with amazing carbonation. Super bubbly, almost champange like. Head was huge and I had to stop pouring or it would have overflowed quickly. This is the second time I've had this brew and it is exceptional. Aroma of orange lemon citrus, grass, fruit. Taste is balanced citrus, fruit and yeast. Dry finish, Medium-thin body. Light and refreshing, super drinkable.

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Photo of ChopperSmith
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured from a 750ml bottle into a standard pint glass. Cloudy golden color with a nice head that retained for a good while.

Smell - A wonderful funky yeasty smell that is probably the best nose of all farmhouse style Saison's that I've tried. A good floral scent as well.

Taste - Slightly sweet floral and citrus flavors and really yeasty and slightly dry. A good earthy tasting brew.

Mouth feel - Relatively lower carbonation and a good smooth and creamy feel on the tongue.

Drinkability - This is definitely one of my favorites, if not THE favorite, of the Saison Farmhouse ales. Delicious, earthy, yeasty, funky, and all in the best possible usage of the terms. This is a very drinkable ale that never disappoints.

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Photo of nickd717
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review transcribed from summer of 2008 notes. On tap at Toronado.

Golden yellow color with a small white head.

Aroma is yeast and funk. A little peppery/spicy and very enticing.

Crisp, fruity, yeasty, earthy taste and a dry finish. Mild funkiness. Rather simple, but a well-executed classic for sure.

Medium-bodied with lively carbonation and a good dryness and crispness to it.

It would be great to have one of these on a hot summer day, or 7 of these when I wake up on a Monday morning.

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Photo of likestoswallow
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml corked bottle from Bevmo. Pours a rich unfiltered golden color with a huge white head that fades very slowly. Aroma is strong with notes of yeast, sour grapes, breads, and grass. Flavor is understated compared to the aroma. There is a complex mellowness to this concoction that is mostly sweet with notes of wheat, almonds, biscuit, and pears. Hops were well embedded and showed only toward the finish. Mouthfeel was very full, smooth, and silky. Finish was long, hoppy, dry and semi-sweet. Overall: this is a beer that I would drink at any occasion. I think it might go particularly well with seafood. Highly Recommended

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Photo of KTCamm
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a champagne bottle into a Sam perfect pint glass.

Pours cloudy pale yellow, dirty blond-ish. Fizzy white foam. Heavy foam settles slow. Funky yeasty smell. Earthy. Taste is clean citrussy, very very dry. Light finish. Fades into a mild hop close. Light and easy. Excellent.

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Photo of daythree16
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle into a tulip glass. Cloudy yellowish color with a huge head that stays for the duration. Each sip leaves a spiderweb of lace all over the glass.

Smell is some bubble gum and a touch of lemon tartness. Taste is spicy with some sour apple/pear acidity coming through. There is also a nice mildly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is very, very carbonated and crisp. Can't...stop...burping. Drinkability is great. Clean, crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750ml bottle into A'chouffe tulip. Golden color pour with foamy white head. Aroma is somewhat not impressive...malty and grainy almost macro like, but still has nice saison typical spicy yeast notes. Taste is great. Malty with a great hop and yeast balance. Slight fruity notes, a bit spicey and all around balanced. All things desired in a saison are present at perfect balance. Awesome (nearly) perfect saison.

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Photo of dstc
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an oh so slightly hazy gold with a full, bubbly head. Head falls slow. Sticky lace.

Fruity yet farmhouse aroma. Bit earthy and a bit musty. Nice smell.

Taste is awesome. Fruity grains with a malt background and just the right amount of funk. Bit tart ending dry and clean.

Awesome mouthfeel. Smooth yet biting and sharp on the tongue.

Truly a great beer. Refreshing and so darn easy to drink.

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Photo of ledemie
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

mug: temp 50

A: nice and hazzy

S: fruity and refreshing, raisin, hoppy

M: nice, medium body, refreshing

t: good, a good Saison, the balance of hop yeast and Malt is weel balanced

D: I am sure I will get me some again, I did like it, I would hope that they make some smaller bottles

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Photo of Beerbuddha
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Free sample bottle from distributor poured into a wine glass:

Appearance- This beer poured into the glass a hazy orange amber color with a nice fluffy white head. Sediment could be seen floating throughout glass. Lacing was present throughout the beer.

Smell - Huge earthy aroma, barnyard mustiness with bananas and cloves present as well.

Taste - Nice earthy taste with great citrus and banana flavors.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with medium high carbonation

Overall - A great tasty beer! I really enjoyed this beer a lot and can't wait to get another bottle.

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Photo of hiku7
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Caveat: This is my first saison.

My wife and I split a 750ml bottle, poured into tulip glasses.
Pours a cloudy yellow to gold with a towering white foamy head that leaves foamy lacing. Pours highly carbonated, almost like champagne.

The dominant aroma is lemon, followed by a slightly phenolic very attractive yeastiness. Taste follows suit, with a lemon and just the right amount of phenolic yeastiness. The highlight of this beer is a spicy, peppery finish. Mild tartness adds a lot to the finish.

Mouthfeel is fizzy, crisp and dry, with a bit of chewy graininess during each mouthful. Overall, very good, very refreshing.

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Photo of timotao
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thorpe429
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy gold with a towering white head and incredible legs as it makes its way down my tulip. Smell is quite a bit of unrestrained funk and earth. Some floral character makes its way in as well. Quite complex and seems to come from many different angles. The taste isn't quite as well integrated and complex, with some notes pushing a bit too far ahead, but still quite tasty. Well carbonated and beautifully dry, this drinks quite well. The epitome of the style.

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Photo of NODAK
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Unfortunately, out of the bottle it was initially quite skunky. Damn green bottles. Once poured though, it settled into a nice, mildly fruity sweet aroma with soft spiciness.

Pours a hazy golden color in the glass with a pretty nice head.

Taste is very nice. It can be difficult to tell all the Belgian styles apart, but this stands out a bit. It has a good upfront fruitiness to it (banana) with a healthy but restrained clove spice profile. A tiny bit of yeast shows up next, with a grain note that disappears a the beer is being consumed. Decent grassy bitterness on the back, but not stinging or puckering at all. Just a nice finish.

Awesome, one of the classic beers of this style for good reason. Highly enjoyable.

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Photo of BIll_Currie
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I love saisons and this one is a good one

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Photo of womencantsail
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I finally got around to buying a bottle and reviewing this one.

A: A hazy goldenrod color with a very, very fluffy white head.

S: There is a lot of spice: pepper and clove for the most part. There is a nice bit of lemon and a mild funkiness.

T: A lot of spice is present up front--clove and pepper--followed by a mild sweetness from the malt and a bit of funk and citrus. The finish has a mild hop bitterness.

M: The beer is crisp, light, and dry on the tongue. The carbonation is abundant and helps to keep the beer nice and refreshing.

D: I can see why this one is so popular. A wonderful Saison, and one that would be perfect for a warm afternoon.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.18 out of 5 based on 4,164 ratings.
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